PROJECT 1: PLATECRAFT SNOWMAN

November 14 - Up until this point, Platecraft Ornaments were defined by simple, repetitive geometric shapes: wreath, poinsettia, star, snowflake. I’m going in a bit different direction for 2016, and those of you familiar with my work will undoubtedly notice that this year’s offerings borrow from my Brick Sketch portrait series. First up is a fun, easy to build Platecraft Snowman!




 
PROJECT 2: ARCADE ORNAMENTS

November 15 - Arcade Machine ornaments proved to be quite popular last year, so for 2016, I am introducing more variety. Each of these lightweight ornaments is unique in appearance, varying in the color of cabinet, the color of the display, and the shape of the facade. (Look closely, and you’ll see that even the two red models differ from each other!)




 
PROJECT 3: SWIRL ORNAMENT

November 16 - The first new bauble-type ornament this year is the Swirl! This three-sided ornament has curves that cleverly interlock at the edges, giving it a unique ‘swirling’ shape. It’s also bright, colorful and looks great on a tree. Four options are available: Candy Cane, Butterscotch, Gumdrop, and Bubblegum.




 
PROJECT 4: CRINKLE ORNAMENT

November 17 - Earlier this year I thought it might be fun to give one of my older ornaments a facelift. The Crinkle inherits its general shape from the Cubist, but trades sharper angles for smooth curves and a fun 'bow' frill on each facade. And there are multiple colors to choose from, including Ribbon Red, Candle Flame, Fresh Spruce and Winter Sky!




 
PROJECT 5: OLD PC ORNAMENT

November 18 - Today I’m shifting gears back to geekier stuff! You may recognize this mini computer build from a set I released earlier this year (My Old Desktop: DOS Edition). However, it was actually developed as an ornament first and adapted later for the desk set. It’s a fun, intricate build with an almost perfect center of gravity, keeping it level as it hangs on your tree!




 
PROJECT 6: PLATECRAFT SANTA

November 21 - Ho, ho, ho! The final platecraft project this year is a jolly Santa Claus. This easy-to-build model borrows heavily from my Brick Sketch series, layering plates to create an iconic portrait of Santa.





 
PROJECT 7: CRANE GAME ORNAMENT

November 22 - Hanging Arcade Machine Ornaments on your tree? Well, you might want to add to the arcade theme with these new Crane Game Ornaments! This diminutive model is a variation of the crane game introduced earlier this in Modular Arcade, and there are three colors to choose from: Red, Azure and Flame Yellowish Orange!




 
PROJECT 8: PATCHWORK ORNAMENT

November 23 - The Patchwork is one of my favorite new designs for 2016! This cylindrical ornament is easy build, relatively lightweight and comes in a number of rich colors: Evergreen, Midnight Blue, Rich Toffee, Red Ribbon, and Merry Mulberry (not pictured here).





 
PROJECT 9: FLURRY ORNAMENT

November 24 - The Flurry is another ornament that saw an overhaul this year. Known originally as the Roller Flurry, it’s been converted from a heavier eight-sided design to the new six-sided design introduced with 2015’s Cooper. Building guides are available for five bold colors: Red, Lavender, Blue, Lime and Orange (not pictured here).




 
PROJECT 10: CONFETTI CHRISTMAS TREE

November 25 - 2015’s Christmas Tree model gets a pastel makeover this year! The Confetti Christmas Tree features aqua, yellow, pink, and light green slopes that flare out on each bough, crowned with a snowball at the top!





 
PROJECT 11: CHIME ORNAMENT

November 28 - The penultimate project for this year is the all-new Chime Ornament! I’ve wanted to create an undulating cylindrical ornament like this for a few years now, but it wasn’t really possible until the introduction of the 6x6 Round Plate in white. Four colors are available: Red Ribbon, Magenta Glow, Polar Blue and Evergreen!




 
PROJECT 12: GINGERBREAD CHALET

November 30 - And here’s the final Christmas Project for 2016! Whether it's the cookie-covered chimney, the peppermint-padded corners or the gumdrop-garnished roof, you'll find something to love in the all-new Gingerbread Chalet!





 


Each November I unveil a series of new Christmas Lego® projects that you can build yourself using my free-to-download building guides. This blog will help you keep track of the new additions to my 2016 Christmas Collection, so check back regularly for updates! (Remember, you can access all currently available Christmas building guides right here.)